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Clash of Clans Review

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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Clash of Clans is a cartoony strategy war game played on smartphones and tablets. Set in a fantasy world, you take charge of a village and must build defences against attack from other players. Likewise, you gain resources by attacking others.

The basic play loop is to develop buildings, units, champions, turrets and traps. You create these by spending in-game currency and then waiting real time for them to build. These are then placed in your village strategically to be ready for invading enemies. You choose enemy bases to attack which then happens in real time as you call in your different units to assault them in real time. Periodically through the day other players will attack. You then regenerate your defences for the next battle.

You can team up with other players to form a clan. This enables you to join Clan Wars where members work together against other clans. The clan who has the most stars from these battles wins the war.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 02/08/2012, updated in 2013

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting and Strategy

Developer: @Supercell


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Duration: It takes between 2 minutes and 3 minutes to play a round of this game. Although players spend considerable time tweaking and laying out their village, the battles themselves take around 3 minutes.
Players: You can play this with 50 players online. You can team up with 50 players in a clan, and take on similar sized clans. Each battle is against another online player. You can challenge specific people in your clan to battles.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. You can buy gems with real money to speed up building, upgrading and progressing in the game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.


Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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